Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo of an Ikeja High Court, ordered the freezing of the assets of Mamman Nasir Ali, the son of former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Ahmadu Ali and his co-accused, Oluwaseun Ogunbambo. The order interim forfeiture was granted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which brought an ex-parte application to that effect. Though the anti-graft agency did not specify the worth of all the assets it sought to freeze
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday regretted the failure of the indigenisation policy he pursued during his tenure as military head of state, adding that he thought then that that was the best way to run the Nigerian economy. Obasanjo, during his regime from 1975 to 1979, had pursued the policy, which sought to transfer the running of some sectors of the economy to Nigeria. However, the former president, during a courtesy visit to Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole
Senate President, David Mark, has attributed unnecessary interference in the job of the head coach of the Super Eagles as the reason why Stephen Keshi resigned from the post on Monday, 24 hours after leading Nigeria to win her third Africa Cup of Nations title. Mark who spoke with Keshi on the telephone admitted that the Eagles coach told him that he was being compelled by the football authorities to accept the coming of a foreign technical adviser into the team's management.
Once again, the tension that comes with watching international football competitions claimed another casualty last Sunday, when the Super Eagles of Nigeria, played the Stallions of Burkina Faso. The victim this time is Mr Felix Bassey, 65, a retired banker. He died while watching the finals of the game in which Nigeria defeated Burkina Faso 1-0. A 40-year-old soccer fan, Moshood Ismail Owolabi, had collapsed and died while watching the Super Eagles quarter finals match against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in Abeokuta,
Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), an amalgam of four opposition parties, have raised a 12-man team to persuade former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), not to vie for the presidential ticket of the coalition party. THISDAY gathered yesterday that the pressure on Buhari, the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) national leader, one of the four parties in the coalition, not to run in the 2015 presidential race is to make the party more electable without any hangover from previous elections.
President Goodluck Jonathan and governors seeking second term on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may get automatic tickets to run in the 2015 general election, THISDAY gathered yesterday. Already, some stakeholders and senior presidency officials are pushing the idea to give Jonathan and the governors the right of first refusal that will be followed by the affirmation of their candidacy at the party’s convention.The right of first refusal is to allow a serving president and governors the opportunity
Nigeria returned to reckoning in continental soccer yesterday with the victory of the national team, Super Eagles, over Burkina Faso to win the Africa Cup of Nations’ title. The victory was historical for the country; being the first time in 19 years that it would win the trophy and the third time it was doing so since it first took part in the continental soccer fiesta in 1963. Coach Stephen Keshi’s feat last night was the second time a coach, who was a member of a cup-winning national team
Barely a day after nine health workers were killed in Kano by suspected members of the Boko Haram, the sect has killed another three North Koreans in the troubled Potiskum, the commercial capital of Yobe State. Sources in the town informed THISDAY that members of the sect invaded the residence of the expatriates who were giving technical assistance to the Yobe State Ministry of Health at about 8.pm on Saturday. It was gathered that after forcing their way into the residence located in one of the choicest parts of the town,
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has described the reconciliatory meetings between President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo, as a good omen for both the polity and the party. Also, the presidential committee led by Governor Sule Lamido of Taraba State will commence rapprochement with eminent citizens of Adamawa State beginning with former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar over the political crisis, which had polarised the party in the state.
Anxiety over the possibility of being moved to less “significant” ministries gripped ministers Tuesday ahead of today's Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting where a shake-up in the cabinet could be announced. Signs that President Goodluck Jonathan would reconstitute his cabinet were strengthened yesterday with the announcement of portfolios for the two ministers – Professor Chinedu Nebo and Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (SAN) – who were sworn in on Monday. While Nebo, from Enugu State, has been assigned the power ministry portfolio to replace his kinsman